Moonee Beach is all about surfing and fishing.
Set at the mouth of Moonee Creek, the golden sands of Moonee Beach are hemmed in by bush-clad headlands and grassy parklands. Much of the coastline is protected within the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. Hit the beach to swim and sunbathe, stroll along the shallow spit, or set sail along the coast to spot humpback whales. Ocean views await bushwalkers along the Look At Me Now Headland walk, after which you can head down to the creek to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or bird-watching. Snorkelers and scuba divers have easy access to the marine reserves of Coffs Harbour, and campers can pitch their tent right on the beach.
Summer (December through March) is peak season in Moonee Beach, but it’s still warm enough to swim through spring and autumn. Winter visitors can spot migrating humpback whales along the coast, while a spring visit is best for bird-watching and sees the headlands blooming with wildflowers. Temperatures are mild year-round, so outdoor activities are possible whenever you visit.
- Moonee Beach is located 22km north of Coffs Harbour or about a 20-minute drive along the Pacific Highway. There is free parking at Moonee Creek and Look at Me Now car parks. - There is a supermarket, cafés, and a few shops in Moonee Beach, but for specialist camping gear you might need to go to Coffs Harbour. There are restrooms, beach showers, picnic benches, and barbecue areas in the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. - Fire bans are common throughout New South Wales during dry periods.